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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Artist Ai Weiwei Arrested and Missing In China - ArtLyst

 Ai Weiwei the dissident Chinese artist and pro-democracy activist has been taken by the authorities and is presumed to have been detained in a secret location.  He is due to come to London for his first solo show at the Lisson Gallery.Which runs from 13 May to 16 July. He will present his show of sculptural and video works at the same gallery as Anish Kapoor,Tony Cragg and Ryan Gander. This will be a chance to view a number of key works by the artist, one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation, both in China and internationally. He is also expected in New York in the first week of May to unveil the new project with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and to receive an award from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. All of the other dissidents  have now been released but Weiwei has continued to be detained by the Chinese authorities with no explanation, his whereabouts unknown.
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